And: the Conservatives hide their own manifesto away. The LibDems bungle theirs – which Prince Andrew wrecks anyway. Plus: election night line-ups.
Also: Reports of strong Tory performance and start of the Salmond trial casts shadow over the SNP; DUP claim they will have influence after the election.
Garvan Walshe: You can’t eat the hashd al-sha’bi or fill up your car with Hezbollah. Iran’s theocrats hunker down as protests mount.
The seriousness of the uprising can be judged by the severity of the crackdown. Over a hundred people are dead, and the internet has been shut down.
Andy Street: Our holistic approach to public health in the West Midlands ensures spending is effective
We are encouraging people to do more exercise. We are investing millions in schemes to boost cycling and walking, which helps improve air quality in built-up areas.
Neil O’Brien: There are still weeks to go, but for backbenchers like me, campaign 2019 feels much, much better than 2017
The campaign feels better run, including online. People massively prefer Boris Johnson to Corbyn. The question is whether it is enough
Nick Hargrave: Wanted. A Too Difficult Department to help tackle intractable post-election problems.
I am arguing that there is some limited space for radical candour with the electorate on the difficult choices facing the country in the 2020s.
Plus: The ups and downs of Johnson’s broadcast. Poor A & figures. Conservative and Labour no shows. And: what to give a woman at Christmas.
Also: Prime Minister mocked over claims Ulster goods won’t face checks; and he takes a tough line on Scottish independence as Corbyn swithers.
Daniel Hannan: Castro. Chávez – and now Morales. That these tyrants are Corbyn’s heroes should make us very, very frightened.
His attitude ought to worry us. I mean that literally. All these men believed that the end justified the means.
It stretches credulity to just assume that rent-seeking or uncompetitive markets account for all British top wealth.
Politicians are so uncomfortable talking seriously about our international role and relationships that instead we constantly engage in proxy battles.
Economic competence has been the cornerstone of the Conservative appeal. Remove that cornerstone and the entire structure becomes fragile.
Plus: Labour moves to the Left, the Conservatives to the Right – and the latter has a bad week.
Analysis of current polls shows the Party picking up nine or ten seats; my own sources suggest it will be more like six.
Garvan Walshe: Nobody except the Catalan separatists will gain from Spain’s second election of the year
The PSOE hoped to reunite the Left. Instead, rising tensions have fuelled extreme parties.